Jo Lynn Burke came to First Baptist Christian School in 2015 as Principal and Director of the preschool. She has served in Christian education for 21 years. Mrs. Burke taught in the elementary classroom and served as a curriculum director before assuming the role of principal. Through a recent move to Texas, she served in the capacity of Elementary Assistant Principal at Cornerstone Christian Schools, San Antonio. She has since returned to FBCS and her previous role as Principal and Director of the preschool. Mrs. Burke holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. She holds a license for teaching and building administrator through the state of Arkansas.
Mrs. Burke is married to Brad and a mother to Ben, Douglas, Justin, Catherine, and Shaun. Although four of her children are grown or in college, Mrs. Burke loves spending time outside of work with her husband and attending athletic events for her middle schooler.

“I am passionate about training up children to love Christ and become godly leaders who will make a difference for Christ. I believe that education begins with the shaping and molding of the child’s heart so that the shaping of the mind will understand that all things are created for our Maker’s purpose. I believe leading educators in this endeavor is a privilege, honor, and ministry and all for the glory of the Lord.”




  • February 14- Elementary/Middle School Valentine Parties
  • February 17- No school (Professional Development Day)
  • February 18- Admissions Coffee 9am
  • March 16-20- Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • March 18- Banner Chapel (1st Grade) 8:30am
  • March 19- Admissions Coffee 9am
  • March 23-30- Spring Break
  • April 8- Easter Chapel (ACSI Speeches) 8:30am
  • April 16- Admissions Coffee 9am

If you are interested in touring our school, please call 479-878-1052 to set up a time. Preschool tours are available on Thursday mornings and Elementary and Middle School tours are available on Fridays.